Market in Honey Lane

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Market in Honey Lane was an ATV British television weekly series, which switched to a twice weekly soap opera format (shown at varying times around the ITV regions) after the first year. It was broadcast between April 1967 and March 1969. For the final two years, the name was shortened to just Honey Lane

This cockney drama was set in an East London street market and covered the traders and customers. It was created by Louis Marks. . According to, only 13 of the original 91 episodes still exist in the archives.[1][2]

Main characters were played by John Bennett, Michael Golden, Ray Lonnen, Peter Birrel, Brian Rawlinson, Pat Nye, and Basil Henson. Anna Wing also appeared. She would later find fame in the BBC soap EastEnders, which was also set in the East End of London. Market In Honey Lane was recorded at ATV Elstree, the same studio complex that is now home to EastEnders. Ray Lonnen would go on to star in another ATV soap, Crossroads, but in the Carlton Television produced Crossroads of 2001.

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